Friday, May 23, 2014
Is a New Dawn Almost Upon Us?
So GW is going to drop the 7th Edition of 40K on everyone tomorrow after only 23 months of 6th edition after 4 year cycles for both 4th and 5th editions. Rumors have turned to confirmations and the fanboys have their credit cards ready. I have looks at the stuff a little but nothing I saw made me go I have to get out my stuff and get back to the table with it. Probably the 195 dollar bill for just the rules and the codexes for my marines and nids is not leaving me very inspired. Small rule tweaks aside, I think my problem is still a lack of confidence in producing even a semi dangerous army out of the models I already have.
Anyone out there really jazzed about the new edition or does you see it as just an attempt to prop up the fiscal numbers at the end of the corporate year to hide the weakness of sales. If they even have a 100K active players still, a new edition of 85 dollar books is worth 8.5 M dollars which is like a 5% sales boost plus investments on new minis to better match your armies to the new rules.